Slam dunk for our Eaton Recreation Centre with new tech installed

Published on Friday, 8 April 2022 at 4:27:00 PM


From left, Eaton Recreation Centre Manager Gary Thompson, Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett and Member for Collie-Preston Jodie Hanns MLA.

Basketball season at Eaton Recreation Centre is about to get a whole lot more exciting with new shot clocks and scoreboard installations completed, just in time for the start of the South West Slammers season.

The new technology will mean the upgraded scoreboards, shot clocks and player statistics panels will meet FIBA (International Basketball Federation) standards.

The upgrades will assist the Eaton Recreation Centre to attract high profile events such as Perth Wildcats pre-season fixtures.

The Eaton Basketball Association will also benefit during their regular season, for use in juniors and seniors games throughout the year.

This project has been achieved thanks to a $35,000 election commitment by the State Government for the Collie-Preston electorate.

Member for Collie-Preston Jodie Hanns MLA said: “I’m so pleased to be delivering on this commitment to the Eaton Recreation Centre. The shot clocks and scoreboards will bring the ERC facilities to a national standard, and I’m so pleased that they have been installed and are ready for game day.”

“Being a parent, and an avid basketball spectator, I look forward to watching local teams and the South-West Slammers play this season.”

“I understand the importance of having quality sporting facilities in the community, and I’m proud to be part of the McGowan Labor government, delivering on our plan for Collie-Preston.”

Dardanup Shire President Mick Bennett said: “Basketball plays a big part in bringing members of the local community together and the new shot clocks and scoreboards will add a great deal to the experience of both players and spectators.

“Council is very grateful to the State Government and our Member for Collie-Preston Jodie Hanns.”

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